15 Parks near Jackson, New Jersey
Jul 2016 - $62.00
We stayed here for a weekend while visiting Six Flags. This is a small campground. Pull thru sites were OK but all other sites were very small and would not have accommodated our motorhome. Wifi and cable were good (and free). Pool was nice. Bathrooms were very clean and looked pretty new. Campground was a 15 minute drive to Six Flags. Lots of restaurants nearby and also close to outlets. We'll definitely stay here again if we are in the area. - Bonnie66
Aug 2015 - $62.00
This park was a pleasant surprise. We needed a two night stop to visit relatives in area. Our site was very large #48. The common areas were well maintained. Has a gorgeous pool (although we had no time to use) hours 10 am - 6 pm. Bathrooms very clean. Camp store well stocked w/camping as well as groceries. We camped in our 40' fifth wheel and could manuever through park even with mature trees. We would definitely stay here again- not fancy, just right. - Southern Snow
Jun 2015 - $59.00
Campground is very quiet. Also very empty. I do not know if this is normal or if it picks up in the summer months. Campsites are very small but private with greenery in between. They do not have very many planned activities for the kids and the pool hours are very short 10a-6p. We stay here annually because of its close proximity to the raceway but we would not stay here if we were looking for a regular camping weekend. - JudiP
May 2013 - $20.00
This park is mainly privately owned RV lots, with park model units ( they look like log cabins). There are a few RV lots, but most are in disrepair. The developer is presently in a legal battle with the HOA, thus all rents have to be paid to the County Sheriff. Our rate is based on a monthly rate. I would stay away from this park until legal issues are resolved. The wireless worked well; TV is very poor; the cable is just an old fashioned CATV. - BillI
Apr 2013 - $25.00
Laurel Pond is a money making scam! We stayed here in our RV in one of their "Luxury" sites. The website shows beautiful, clean, well maintained sites. In reality you get a dirty, muddy site over grown with bushes. The "president" or "manager" moves you in, collects your money, and is never to be seen or heard from again until he wants more money. There has been a huge amount of problems with our stay at Laurel Pond: 1) Most importantly, the owner did not pay the electric bill for 3 months, therefore causing the office, wifi, and water well pump to shut down. Meaning we were without water for 2 days with no end in sight. The Health Department then came through and shut the campground down and ordered everyone to vacate or pay fines. Some of these people had just paid $1600.00 to stay in the lodge for a month and will not be refunded. We paid $585.00 to rent an RV site for a month and were told to leave with two weeks still left on our rental agreement. 2) The water is nasty! It is untreated well water and will ruin anything porcelain or plastic in your RV! It is a simple fix, but the owner refuses to remedy the situation. 3) The Sheriff's Department showed up with a Writ of Execution stating that the owner owed money, and a lien was placed on the property; therefore all those who are renting will now pay rent to the Sheriff's Department. Shortly after this was served, the owner came by and demanded that we pay him and not the sheriff which is illegal. He was hoping to be paid under the table. 4) There are zero amenities; everything is over grown and not taken care of at all! We did not even have a picnic table at our site which is pretty standard at even the most basic campgrounds. 5) Owner will not answer the phone, even in the event of an emergency on site. 6) Owner tries to intimidate you with legal mumbo jumbo that doesn't make any sense at all to get you to pay him cash instead of doing the legal thing. 7) The lodges are gross! The laundry (linens) is washed inside and hung out to dry, sometimes for weeks or days and placed on the beds with ticks, hair (human and pet) and other gross things on them. The lodges also stink like mold or trash. 8) The owner has horrible record keeping skills and "guesses" the meter readings. Some people were charged $400.00 for one month's electric from the owner's "best guess" at meter reading. We took pictures of ours and wrote it down and our bill was still wrong. I could go on and on, but these are the most important things you need to know. Do not stay here unless you like to give away money! - HappilyUprooted
Jul 2012 - $80.00
Run as fast as you can. They should not even be using the word "Resort" in the title of this place. The website is a total scam. The park doesn't look anything like it does online. Before arriving, we were actually excited about this campground from the website pictures and details. Once we arrived, although the office says open, no one is ever there. A few of the locals, mentioned the owners are going through some legal issues. Everything is overgrown, nothing is maintained or treated. The lake is a swamp and the nearby lakes are all empty. It is right down the street from Six Flags, and it seems quite a few kids live on the property and work at Six Flags during the day and party at night. Someone else told us to watch our credit card for unauthorized charges from the owner. Stay away! - CasillasCampers
Jul 2008 - $18.00
We stayed at this park during the 4th of July. It is a run down trailer park more than an RV.Their are small children running around all day unsupervised with a lake and is very noisy all day and night. While we were there there was a car chase involving two drunks and one of them drove his truck into the lake. Cable did not work, water lines were full of air, bathrooms and showers were filthy, laundry room always flooded and machines not working.The worst was the geese every morning and the tons of crap they left at your campsite. We would not return if it was free. Would not recommend. - scb
May 2008 - $25.00
We drove through this camp ground. Lots of full time campers with some very old campers. The grounds were not kept up at all. Nice lake. Pot holes in the driveway area that you could lose a small car in. Talked to some locals and they said to stay away due to plenty of drugs and convicts. - Jodee
Jul 2016 - $54.00
Location was handy but the road in and out was one lane. God forbid if you met another RV, it would require one to back up to one of the two wide spots on the quarter mIle road. No trees in our camping area. Not only the road into the camp but the roads all through the campground were horrible with massive holes, divots and wash outs. Very rough on my camper and vehicle. Too expensive for the site value. - MichaelRay
Oct 2015 - $28.00
We stayed in this park 1 night. The campground was clean, if a little run-down. The campground spreads around a pretty little lake. It seemed like it was mostly seasonal campers, with a few sites set us aside for those of us passing through. We were there during October, and many of the campsites were really decorated for Halloween. This is a Passport America campground. - ShoreXplorers
Sep 2015 - $27.00
Somewhat off the beaten path in the country in the woods only a few miles off the freeway and just down the road from Six Flags. The roadway through this older park is pretty rough and the sites are packed sand and not very level. They have a picnic table. They also have fire pits but fires were not allowed when we there due to the high fire danger. There a a lot of amenities; swimming pool, spa, miniture golf and a playground. They are on a small lake with fishing docks. This is an older park and could use some tender loving care. Even with the PA rate, it is still overpriced. - Michael Kibler
Jul 2013 - $59.00
This is a good park, for the area. It is hard to find a decent park in the area (resort style). My main con here is the price and some things connected to the price ($59). I was pretty much forced by management to pay for 50 amp even though I have 30 amp, he said because I am using both ACs. I tried to explain that many RVs use 30 amp and run both ACs. Finally, I realized I was beating my head against a wall. Also, after you pay your high price, if you want to do laundry it is 2 bucks a pop, I feel this is high. The showers are pay showers. The bathroom area is tight with no AC, not that big a deal, but lets the bugs in since door always open. I also extended one more day to make it a full week and was not given the weekly rate. Also, there are many junky old rundown moldy trailers in here. I don't mind full timers at all, I almost am one, but wow, keep things in a semi state of clean/repair. The pros, #1 Big Sites! Nice Shade. Pretty clean. Better than average WIFI, but not great. We had a tent set up for the kids, so they let you do that, nice. Good pool area, would be nice if they had a hot tub for the price. - queeksdraw
Jul 2013 - $59.00
We have no idea how this campground got so many great reviews. Pros – woman in office is very, very nice. Now the cons – sites are tight – yes, they are wide, but not deep. Roads are tough to maneuver with a big rig as well. Sites are dirt, not grass. Sites are incredibly close together – so close that we are 5-feet from five different rigs – can’t believe this passes fire code. Lots of seasonals and their sites illustrate such. Lots of people very loud late into the evening – quiet hours do not start until 10:45. HUGE piles of bagged garbage in and around dumpsters that have not moved in days. Lots of rules – i.e. – no use of personal washers and dryers. Our favorite (note sarcasm) – dogs cannot be walked off ones site. What? Yes, that’s right. You can walk your dog in your dirt site, but not on any road. The owner offered that we can drive the ½ mile to her house, park, and walk the dog there, but seriously – we can’t even walk out the gate!?! When we asked why, we were told that there were too many “dog issues” and this is what her insurance company said to do. She wants to still be considered “dog friendly” since so many people travel with dogs, therefore they technically allow dogs, but you just can’t walk them in the campground. So basically, it’s a financial decision, as she’d have to turn away too many people who travel with their dogs. In three years of fulltiming, this is one of the few campgrounds that we would not stay in again – even if it wasn’t for their bizarre dog policy. Finally, a very “trailer park” feel, not campground. - campingandtravels.blogspot.com
Apr 2013 - $18.00
The owners are very friendly and go out of their way to help make you feel welcome. The park is a quiet, family friendly campground close to lots of attractions. It is clean and well kept and I will definitely return. - SteveAZ
Aug 2015 - $50.00
I've seen actual trailer parks that were better. Owners act as though they are doing you a favor letting you stay in their park. A laundry list of rule in small print, which they do not enforce for their 'special' friends. Costly compared with the other parks in the area, 750$/mth. New internet system which crashes frequently, and when it is up it is lousy. No cable connection and the park is covered in tree, preventing ANY satellite signal (don't let the dishes you see fool you, they don't work). Run down facilities that feel dingy. Everything needs at least some paint and repairs. If you complain about anything the owner will be banging on your door asking why you are being unreasonable, even if your complain is back be 3 other people around you. None of the utility connections are in standard places. Bring ALOT of hose to make RV connections. None of sewer pipes screw in so they have no seal. All over horrible place that caters to noisy offensive guests. Stayed here until my month was out and moved down the street. Every place in the area is better.When I checked out they charged me 170$ for a month of electricity, even though I turn everything, AC included, off during the day while I am at work; and I was away for 2 of the weekends. They did not have an accurate starting reading on the meter and took the last reading from whomever was in the slot before me, which was 2 months prior to my arrival. - Alex Spencer
Jul 2012 - $42.00
This is a "resort" in name only. It has seen its best days a long, long time ago. Mostly seasonal sites, poorly maintained roads, trash and old camper parts, awnings, covers, etc., left where they fell. Store stuffed with junk, crowded and un-organized. Saw only one or two other non-seasonal RV's. Had our choice of 5-6 different sights, chose the best of the bunch and had a tough time backing in between the trees, junk, and other obstacles. We could not get into another nearby campground and had to settle for this. Luckily we were staying with friends and only had to sleep here 2 nights out of 7. - Ron & Pat
Aug 2009 - $40.00
This resort is the "last resort" and we had no other choices in the area. This was as close as we could get to McGuire Air Force Base, where my son is stationed. The sites were long, but nowhere near level. Lots and lots of sand and rocks. Picnic tables covered with mold. Everything was old and falling apart. The whole place looked like a junk yard for old RVs. They had lots of unfriendly rules. For example, if I wanted to have my military son and his wife over for dinner, the "resort" wanted to charge them $10 each to enter the park. It was so patriotic I wanted to puke. Every Wal-Mart parking lot I've ever stayed in beat this place, hands down. I'll never stay there again. I gave this place a rating of 2 only because the site was long enough and the hookups worked. - azcartys
Sep 2016 - $26.00
Just a note that I stayed here for a month, which is the reason for the low rate. The nightly rate is much higher - about double. If I had to pay the nightly rate, my score for Value would be much lower.
The bathrooms were not clean. There were only two women's showers for the whole campground and you had to walk through the changing area of one to get to the other. Definitely wear shoes in the shower.
I spent quite a bit of time doing a thorough cleaning of the site, including removal of broken glass.
The staff was generally helpful but I would not call them friendly.
There was decent separation between the sites. Many of the sites are nicely wooded, but not the one I was in. There's an area for big rigs which is open and grassy.
The roads and the sites in the campground are essentially sand. The roads are rutted and turn into rivers when it rains. You're constantly tracking sand/dirt into the RV.
The wifi is useless. The laundry is $3.25 for a wash, and $3.25 for a dry, which is way too high.
Overall, it wasn't an awful place, but it wasn't great, either. If I have a choice, I will not stay here again. - CamperChris4
Aug 2016 - $53.00
This was our 2nd visit here. We weren't crazy about it the first time and even less so this time. The entry road is dirt with lots of large holes. It would be in your best interest to obey the 5 mph signs. The interior roads are no better. The pool was very clean but showed a few signs of neglect. The store was also good and pretty well stocked. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful. The sites were small and very sandy, it was virtually impossible to keep sand out of the camper. The bathrooms and showers were clean but in need of updating. All in all it's not a bad place but I doubt if we'll be staying here again. - VinnyP
Nov 2015 - $56.00
This is a nice campground with helpful hosts. Roads are narrow in places and some turns will be tight for big rigs. Sites are gravel, back in, and there are a lot of trees throughout the park. A nice store, but no book exchange. Our water filter was quite dirty after three days, so you may want to be sure to filter your water. Watch for the park entrance (340 Georgia Road), our GPS tried to take us to Love Lane which does not access the park. Watch carefully for the signs when coming from Jackson Mills Road; they are not easy to see and you can pass them up easily! We didn't use the restrooms or laundry. - DiplomatTraveler
Sep 2016 - $50.00
Good local spot run through county parks. Sites have good spacing and are pull through. Dump station in seperate location.
No pool, but there is fishing, playground, and other activities. We did one night stay. Great Adventure is not far away. - Jerseyboy
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Turkey Swamp Park is a Monmouth County park in Freehold, NJ. We wanted to be able to visit New York City as well as Trenton and this location allowed us to do that. There just aren't many options for RV parks close in to NYC. The campground is heavily wooded which was welcome since it was quite hot when we were here. The driveways are sand which is nice since it does not give rise to dust. The sites are dirt. Most of the sites are the "pull along" style that sort of make a small detour from the roadway.
The sites are very long but the connections for water are located at the end of site, so two water spigots, one for each site. So you'd better have a long water hose, or two hoses. In addition, we had 30amp electric. No sewer but there is a dump station. The bathrooms are very nice and clean. We paid $40 per night. - Coopsecondact
Aug 2016 - $40.00
All pull thru sites. Easy in and out. Sites are dirt, but level. But when it rains it is very muddy. They only have electric and water, and you share the water with another site. Good thing we had two hoses because the water spigot was almost 75 feet away. We wouldn't stay here again unless we really needed to be in this specific area. - har-fl
Jul 2016 - $28.00
The owner and office help was extremely kind and helpful. The park was very quiet in the back but in front by the office on weekends, it was loud because of activities. I think it's great they try to offer activities for travelers, but it seemed like it was more for the full timers and they have so many full timers. The owner seemed like he keeps a tight rein on the full timers. I didn't have any problems, but I also didn't feel safe enough to take a walk. The entire park is in the woods and it is all gravel, no grass anywhere or patios. You are on top of each other like sardines.
No, I will not stay here again because it was too scary and we felt like we couldn't leave our coach with out the thought that someone would break into it. I feel bad saying this because I think the owner is trying his best. - BSBren
Jul 2012 - $56.00
Good enough. Nice shade. Looks like a lot of resident trailers and not at all like a Luxury Resort. Good laundry. Nice & quiet. - Sally S
Aug 2009 - $56.00
It is an older park. The staff is very nice and some of the campers are too. Great location for a home base summer vacation. The beaches (20 mins) and other attractions (Six Flags 35 mins) are nearby. - Gonzo
May 2015 - $30.00
$25 plus a $5 transaction fee for walk-ins.
This is a New Jersey State park without hookups but it does have bathhouse with showers which need to be updated. There are only about 55 sites and the ones in the field can take large motor homes but most of the others within the trees and low branches were not a good choice except for those RV's like ours less than 26ft. No pets allowed in the campground but this might change in the next few years. There are hiking trails here and the best part is that the Allaire Village Historic Site is right next to the Park Office. At this time of year they are only open on weekends and charge $5 to park after Memorial Day, yet we parked in there and visitors are allowed and encouraged to walk around all the restored Howell Iron Works Company, Railroad, picnic area and its village. Interesting history! The General Store is open most of the year and the store keeper told us about the history of this village. Some of the buildings were open to look into but with gates up. In the summer interpreters dressed in clothing of that time walk around and answer any questions. There is a Visitor Center with exhibits and many programs offered throughout the summer. It was a beautiful when we were here and we enjoyed our one night stay at this State Park and would return. - gsnakehill